Ireland travel insurance

  • Unlimited medical emergency expenses¹
  • Up to £10K cancellation cover
  • 24/7 emergency medical helpline
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Ireland travel insurance

Make sure you have the right cover for your Irish adventure – post-Brexit, travel insurance is as important as ever.

Some things you should take into account before your holiday to Ireland are:

  • The cost of your trip – If you have to cancel, it’s important to know that you can get your money back
  • The activities you’re likely to be doing – If you’re planning anything really extreme, we can offer extra cover with our adventure and extreme sports policy
  • How much medical coverage you have – No one wants to think about getting ill or having an accident abroad but, unfortunately, it does happen
  • And don’t forget to check the latest travel advice for Ireland from the FCDO

 Do I need travel insurance to Ireland?

Regardless of where you travel in the Republic of Ireland, travel insurance cover can help you if you get into a sticky situation. Although we can’t stop any unfortunate events from happening, we can help minimise the cost if anything unexpected does happen.

We’ve got a range of different travel insurance options available – from travel insurance policies for one-off trips to annual multi-trip policies , and we offer a selection of add-ons so that you can customise your policy.

We can cover your kids for free!

If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.

Useful bits

Emergency? Call us:
+44 (0)207 748 0060

For everything else, contact us.

We cover over 50 activities!

All of our travel insurance policies come with cover for over 50 activities and sports as standard, so you can get up to more on your trip.

What’s covered with our travel insurance to Ireland?

As standard, our policies include cover for over 50 activities as standard so you can get up to more on your holiday. If you’re up to anything particularly adventurous, we have extreme sports cover as an add-on. We also consider all medical conditions and have no upper age limit, so get in touch today or simply get a quote online.

As standard, cover to Ireland will include:

  • Medical expenses and hospital benefit
  • Personal accident and liability
  • Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
  • Abandoning your trip
  • Delayed departure
  • Accommodation cover
  • Personal belongings and baggage
  • Personal money, passport and travel documents
  • Legal expenses

To help you have the best holiday, we’ve put together some useful information that we think you’ll want to know before your trip to Ireland.

Currency Euro
Official language(s) English, Gaelic (Irish)
Continent Europe
Capital Dublin
Population Approx. 4.8m
Plug type Plug type G
Driving side Left-hand side

Spring – March to May

Summer – June to August

Autumn – September to November

Winter – December to February

Laws Local laws and customs

Do I need a visa for Ireland?

No – if you’re a British national you don’t currently need a visa to visit Ireland.

Healthcare in Ireland

British citizens should have their free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which can be used in Ireland. This will cover any necessary treatments you may receive at public healthcare centres or hospitals on your trip. Find more information about healthcare in Ireland here.


However, it’s important to remember to still have travel insurance in place to be able to cover the costs of any unexpected medical treatment the EHIC/GHIC might not cover or repatriation costs. If you have pre-existing medical conditions you must declare these before you buy your policy to ensure you’re fully covered.


Can I get assistance if I fall ill or injure myself while in Ireland?

Yes – In the unfortunate event of needing emergency medical treatment while abroad, our 24-hour assistance team are always on hand to help you.

All our travel insurance policyholders can get access to our specialised team here.